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Public Information Statement
Issued: 10:04 AM CDT May. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Public information statement...
this weekend, may 26 through 27, is the Louisiana hurricane
preparedness sales tax Holiday just before the start of the
Atlantic hurricane season. Louisiana residents can Purchase up to
the first $1,500 of The Purchase price of emergency preparedness
items such as light sources, weather radios and 2-way radios,
Waterproof sheeting, tie-down kits, Fuel Tank, batteries, cell
phone batteries and chargers, food storage coolers, generators,
storm shutter devices, Carbon monoxide detectors, and reusable
freezer packs like blue ice. State sales tax is exempted for
these purchases during may 26 and 27. The time to prepare is now,
even inland. Families are urged to have plan of action for
hurricanes, flooding, and severe weather.


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1004 am CDT Thu may 24 2018

... Public information statement...
this weekend, may 26 through 27, is the Louisiana hurricane
preparedness sales tax Holiday just before the start of the
Atlantic hurricane season. Louisiana residents can Purchase up to
the first $1,500 of The Purchase price of emergency preparedness
items such as light sources, weather radios and 2-way radios,
Waterproof sheeting, tie-down kits, Fuel Tank, batteries, cell
phone batteries and chargers, food storage coolers, generators,
storm shutter devices, Carbon monoxide detectors, and reusable
freezer packs like blue ice. State sales tax is exempted for
these purchases during may 26 and 27. The time to prepare is now,
even inland. Families are urged to have plan of action for
hurricanes, flooding, and severe weather.


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326 am CDT Thu may 24 2018

... Public information statement...

... Continuing heat awareness week...

... Vehicle heat related deaths are preventable...

The hot Summer days are quickly approaching, and a parked car in the
Summer heat can quickly rise within a matter of minutes. For
example, an outside temperature of 80 degrees fahrenheit can rise
to 99 degrees fahrenheit within 10 minutes, 114 degrees
fahrenheit within 30 minutes, and 123 degrees fahrenheit within
60 minutes. Children, pets and the elderly are especially
susceptible to extreme changes in temperatures, so make sure all
occupants are out of the vehicle when not in use. To remember the
importance of heat, there is an acronym that you might find
helpful:

H is for hydrate: whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of
water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you are working
or exercising outdoors.

E is for educate yourself: keep up with the latest temperature and
heat index forecasts and current readings. That way, you can take
the necessary precautions to remain cool. Know the warning signs of
a heat illness.

A is for act quickly when a heat illness is suspected: seek medical
attention immediately for any of these warning signs such as
cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness,
confusion, nausea and vomiting.

T is for take it easy: anyone working or exercising outdoors should
avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6
PM, which is during peak heating. Take hourly breaks in the shade
or in air conditioning areas.


For more heat awareness tips, go to our website at
www.Weather.Gov/shv, or you can follow US on twitter or check US out
on facebook.



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326 am CDT Thu may 24 2018

... Public information statement...

... Continuing heat awareness week...

... Vehicle heat related deaths are preventable...

The hot Summer days are quickly approaching, and a parked car in the
Summer heat can quickly rise within a matter of minutes. For
example, an outside temperature of 80 degrees fahrenheit can rise
to 99 degrees fahrenheit within 10 minutes, 114 degrees
fahrenheit within 30 minutes, and 123 degrees fahrenheit within
60 minutes. Children, pets and the elderly are especially
susceptible to extreme changes in temperatures, so make sure all
occupants are out of the vehicle when not in use. To remember the
importance of heat, there is an acronym that you might find
helpful:

H is for hydrate: whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of
water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you are working
or exercising outdoors.

E is for educate yourself: keep up with the latest temperature and
heat index forecasts and current readings. That way, you can take
the necessary precautions to remain cool. Know the warning signs of
a heat illness.

A is for act quickly when a heat illness is suspected: seek medical
attention immediately for any of these warning signs such as
cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness,
confusion, nausea and vomiting.

T is for take it easy: anyone working or exercising outdoors should
avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6
PM, which is during peak heating. Take hourly breaks in the shade
or in air conditioning areas.


For more heat awareness tips, go to our website at
www.Weather.Gov/shv, or you can follow US on twitter or check US out
on facebook.



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